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The rise and fall of Blockbuster

Frank Olito   

The rise and fall of Blockbuster
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Blockbuster.    AP Photo/Ron Heflin

Before there was Netflix, HBO Go, or Amazon Prime, there was Blockbuster.

Throughout the '90s and early 2000s, Blockbuster was the top video-rental company in the US, but that didn't last forever. As other, more dynamic services emerged and customers complained about late fees, Blockbuster eventually went bankrupt. Today, just one store remains in Bend, Oregon.

Here's what happened in Blockbuster's 35-year history in the movie-rental business.




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